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Old 01-13-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default The Tom Medley Fire...



You might remember that the legendary Tom Medley recently lost his '40 coupe in a fire. A group of his pals have gotten together in an effort to raise money and rebuild the car. It's pretty cool to s...

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

Car/garage fires scare the living shit out of me. We owe a lot to this guy so it only makes sense we pony up and give a little back if we can.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:28 AM   #3
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My collection isn't very big or very important but I would hate to loose it in a fire. This is a good cause, thanks for sharing. I remember Tom's cartoons long before I knew who he was.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

Ok, is there a specific fund to contribute to or ? I've enjoyed Tom's cartoons and other contributions since I was 11 or 12 years old and picked up my first rod magazine with one of his cartoons in it. I got to spend a memorable thirty or so minutes visiting with him and Tex Smith and enjoying their stories in 1988 at Plesanton where they had a booth set up. We could help a lot just if the majority of active Hambers would give a couple of bucks each to cause.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:49 AM   #5
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Donation sent for wonderful cause. Also emailed the shop doing the work thanking them. Great stuff and restores a persons faith in mankind.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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Ok, is there a specific fund to contribute to or ? I've enjoyed Tom's cartoons and other contributions since I was 11 or 12 years old and picked up my first rod magazine with one of his cartoons in it. I got to spend a memorable thirty or so minutes visiting with him and Tex Smith and enjoying their stories in 1988 at Plesanton where they had a booth set up. We could help a lot just if the majority of active Hambers would give a couple of bucks each to cause.
Sent a pm ..... but I think it was a email .. brain's not workin
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #7
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I remember meeting Tom Medley at a show a long time ago before I was old enough to comprehend who he was. My dad showed me his drawings and comics some of his older magazines when we got home. I bet I spent atleast the next 6 months getting in trouble at school for drawing Stroker Mcgurk all over my school note books.

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Ok, is there a specific fund to contribute to or ? I've enjoyed Tom's cartoons and other contributions since I was 11 or 12 years old and picked up my first rod magazine with one of his cartoons in it. I got to spend a memorable thirty or so minutes visiting with him and Tex Smith and enjoying their stories in 1988 at Plesanton where they had a booth set up. We could help a lot just if the majority of active Hambers would give a couple of bucks each to cause.
If you go to the link and scroll down about half way through the page, there's a "Donate" button and an address to send checks to if you don't want to do it over the internet.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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Donation made from the Alliance Auction account. Thank you to everyone who has pitched in to the auction and especially here to help get Tom's coupe back into road worthy condition.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:47 AM   #9
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

Ryan, Thanks for sharing this. I had heard about the fire, but was unaware of the rebuild project.
Like many (if not most) on here, I was inspired by Tom's artwork growing up and I am very happy to make a contribution to the effort.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:55 AM   #10
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

If everyone sent in $19.40 I bet that would be a big help.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:03 AM   #11
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If everyone sent in $19.40 I bet that would be a big help.
Good one ... wish I'd thot of that. I sent a tich more.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #12
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

A donation is the least I could do for one of the true icons in this industry.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #13
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

donation sent--have a bunch of 40 dlx coupe items as well should they need something specific
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #14
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

Hot Rods & Custom stuff is handling most of the build and some major manufacturers are quietly providing parts - it's all about Tom. The build will be covered in Street Rodder magazine and on the HR&CS website.

Tom did not have insurance enough to cover all the loss and he is 91 years old. He's owned that '40 for decades. He lives a modest life since no one gets rich in the hot rod editing or cartooning game.

Even if you can't contribute, I'm sure your kind support will be appreciated by Tom and he will see this thread.
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Keep the ball rollin fellas.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #16
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donation sent....hope to see Tom on the road again,soon,in his 40!!
Thanks to all who make that happen
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #17
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

I love it when the HAMB comes together. I find myself in a financial crisis, but I am with you guys in spirit.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #18
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

Just talked to Jack Chisenhall (Vintage Air) and he updated me on the rebuild and the fund...all help is deeply appreciated. Tom is a personal friend of mine and he's holding up super in spite of all this. I'm listing two sites that will make it easier for yall to find the details and a quicker way to donate..Thanks, Joe

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:06 PM   #19
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

Fire terrifies me and those photos are scary as hell. Donation made!

Tom Medley's cartoons were ALWAYS a part of my car hobby. Glad to help.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:43 PM   #20
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Default Re: The Tom Medley Fire...

My donation is in, have always appreciated his work, enough to ink it on my arm.
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